If you are learning a new language or want to put into practice your knowledge of reading comprehension - or you simply want to read something different from the usual - we propose 7 hidden libraries in Mexico City, specializing in foreign languages.
The Anglo Library
If you are looking to practice your English, this library can be a very good option. It is part of the British Council and its mission is to promote British culture in Mexico: its collection has more than 28,000 copies of works in English (with special interest in English literature and teaching English) activities such as reading or chess workshops are carried out. It is worth mentioning that it is completely free.
¿Donde? Calle Maestro Antonio Caso 127, San Rafael, 06470 Mexico City, CDMX. Monday through Friday from 8: 00 am to 8: 00 pm and Saturdays from 10: 00 to 16: 00 hrs.
Contact Direct line 3067 8817
3067 8800 ext. 8860
Benjamin Franklin Library
Sponsored by the United States Embassy, this library specializes in American Studies, English teaching and Mexico-United States relations with more than 20,000 titles. It has a newspaper library and audiovisual resources such as blurays, audiobooks, DVDs etc.
¿Donde? Liverpool Street 31, Juárez, 06600 Mexico City, CDMX. Monday - Friday 10: 00 - 19: 00
Media Library of the French Institute of Latin America (IFAL)
It is called media library because apart from the great bibliographic collection that it has, it has didactic material, comics, CDs, documentaries, magazines, novels, around 22,000 titles for adults, youth and children. The consultation in the room is completely free, and if you want a home loan, registration is required. There is a digital library called culturethèque.
¿Donde? Havre 15 - Col. Juárez Del. Cuauhtémoc, CP 06500 CDMX. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 14: 00-19: 00. Fridays and Saturdays 11: 00-16: 00. Closed Sundays and Mondays
Gaspara Stampa Library
The Italian Institute of Culture supports this library specialized in literature and teaching of the Petrarca language. It is open to the general public and has more than 27 thousand books and materials on Italian culture. In addition, the library has a special section for students of this language, where they can find many materials to complement their training. If you want to apply for a home loan you need to register to the library and pay an annual fee of 100 pesos.
¿Donde? Italian Institute of Culture Francisco Sosa Street, 77, Col. Villa Coyoacán. CP 04000. CDMX
Telephone: (55) 55.54.00.44 ext. 113
Internet site: www.iicmessico.esteri.it
Brazil-Mexico Cultural Center Library (CCBM)
As part of the Brazilian Embassy, this library has as its mission the dissemination of the Portuguese language in our country. It has more than 14 thousand copies on social sciences, arts and literature, in addition to audiovisual and hemerographic material. The consultation in the room is completely free. If you want to use the home loan you must be registered.
¿Donde? San Francisco # 1220, Col. Insurgentes San Borja, Del. Benito Juárez, Mexico City. Monday through Friday from 9: 00 to 19: 00 hrs.
Goethe Institute Library
Supported by the German embassy in Mexico, this library offers first-hand material for teaching the German language, magazines, music, CDs. It has board games, a digital library and even offer guided tours. An excellent option if you want to improve your German.
¿Donde? Tonalá 43, Roma Nte., 06700 Cuauhtémoc, CDMX.
Contact: 01 55 5207 0487
Japan Foundation Library in Mexico
This library condenses efforts to promote the culture, art and language of the Japanese in our country. It has informative materials about cultural life in that country; entertainment, literature, art, social sciences, religion, manga, anime, magazines, CDs, books for language learning. Around 6,000 books in Japanese and 3,500 in Spanish and English about this culture. Open to all public for consultation in the room. If you want a home loan it is necessary to obtain a credential.
¿Donde? Avenida Ejercito Nacional #418 Int. 207. Colonia Polanco V section CP 11560, CDMX, Mexico. 10: 00 to 18: 00 Monday through Friday.
Contact: Tel (+ 52) 55 5254-8506
Our city has many spaces that we capitalists do not even imagine. The wealth of Mexican libraries is not limited to Vasconcelos or Mexico, we can find many other examples that are sometimes deserted or struggle to get more traffic.
Let's live the city.